Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common disorder affecting many people in Perth. It usually affects the armpits but can also cause excessive foot, palm and facial sweating.
It is thought that hyperhidrosis is a result of over activity of the sympathetic nervous system. Sweating is often uncontrollable, embarrassing and not anticipated.
Normal sweating is needed for skin hydration and thermal regulation. However in people suffering from hyperhidrosis, sweating exceeds the body’s need for physiological thermal regulation.
Affected people are constantly aware of their condition and try to modify their lifestyle to accommodate this problem. This can be disabling in professional, academic and social life, causing daily embarrassment. Many routine tasks become impossible chores, which can psychologically drain these individuals on a constant basis.
Wrinkle Relaxers has the effect of blocking nerve impulses. This can cause muscle weakness and, in the case of hyperhidrosis, stop the sympathetic nerves stimulating sweat glands. Tiny amounts of toxin are injected directly into the skin where excessive sweating occurs e.g. armpits. The treatment is uncomfortable rather than painful and after the treatment the effects can reduce or stop sweating for up to a year.
A medicare rebate is applicable if you bring a referral from your GP and meet the Medicare requirements.
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